Harry Styles invited three refugees from Ukraine to attend his concert when he was on stage in Poland last weekend.
The former One Direction singer is on the final European leg of his “Love on Tour,” which called at the PGE Narodowy Stadium in Warsaw on Sunday (July 2).
At the show, the “As It Was” star teamed up with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to invite three refugees from Ukraine to attend the show. Maryna, her 13-year-old daughter Daria, and her friend Daria Kathina fled their hometown Mykolayiv in July 2022 due to the Russian invasion and now live in Sosnowiec, Poland.
Regarding this opportunity, Maryna said: “Since we were forced to leave our home in Ukraine last year, it was a challenge to get used to life in a new country, especially for my daughter, Daria, and my 10-year-old”.
The mother of two continued: “I’m very grateful to Harry Styles and the IRC, who supported me to continue my dream career in Poland, for giving us the opportunity to forget our worries for one night and sing and dance at the concert. .”
Maryna participated in the IRC’s Step to Work project for Ukrainian refugees in Poland. Those who are part of the program attend workshops on navigating the Polish job market and meet with a career counselor to help them achieve their career goals. With the support of the IRC, Maryna will try to become a tram driver.
Styles’ “Love On Tour” continues on the European tour, with the next stop being Vienna, Austria on July 8. The European leg of the tour will conclude on July 22 in Reggio Emilia, Italy, at the RCF Arena. You can check the available tickets here.
Styles is rumored to be headlining Glastonbury next year, with plans already in place for the 2024 edition. Rumor has it he will headline next year’s Super Bowl halftime show.
At this year’s Glastonbury, Rick Astley covered the BRIT Styles Award-winning song “As It Was” during his performance on the Pyramid Stage.
Meanwhile, last month, fans named their baby boy after Styles’ current tour, after the star helped them make a gender reveal for the boy at one of his concerts at Wembley Stadium.